GWS Tool Group names key personnel

December 09,2020 - 06:45am

Walter LopezGWS Tool Group in Tavares, Florida, has bolstered its applications and sales expertise in California and Northern Mexico with the appointment of two specialists.

Walter Lopez has filled a position of Application Specialist at GWS Tool Group. In this role, Lopez is responsible for supporting GWS distributors and key metalworking customers in the application of GWS high-performance cutting tool solutions. He brings 27 years of experience in machine tools, cutting tool applications, CAM software programming to his new role.

Lopez will be responsible for business development and application support for GWS channel partners and end users in Northern and Southern California along with Northern Mexico. He can be reached at 714-553-7512 or

Business Development

Bryan Comyns has filled a position of business development specialist at GWS Tool Group.

Bryan ComynsIn this role, Bryan will be responsible for developing and maintaining client relationships identifying ways to promote and maintain brand relevance. He will also be working in tandem with the local application specialists to generate new business opportunities.

For more than 14 years, Comyns has been applying his project management expertise in developing sales and business strategies. He will be responsible for business development and customer support for our channel partners and end users in northern and southern California along with Northern Mexico. Comyns can be reached at 949-429-9180 or

Cutting tools from GWS include both standard and purpose-built tooling, such as end mills, form tools, step tools, drills, reamers, taps, PCD tipped tooling along with countless variations of special turning inserts.

For more information on GWS products, phone 877-497-8665 or visit

Related Glossary Terms

  • computer-aided manufacturing ( CAM)

    computer-aided manufacturing ( CAM)

    Use of computers to control machining and manufacturing processes.

  • metalworking


    Any manufacturing process in which metal is processed or machined such that the workpiece is given a new shape. Broadly defined, the term includes processes such as design and layout, heat-treating, material handling and inspection.

  • polycrystalline diamond ( PCD)

    polycrystalline diamond ( PCD)

    Cutting tool material consisting of natural or synthetic diamond crystals bonded together under high pressure at elevated temperatures. PCD is available as a tip brazed to a carbide insert carrier. Used for machining nonferrous alloys and nonmetallic materials at high cutting speeds.

  • turning


    Workpiece is held in a chuck, mounted on a face plate or secured between centers and rotated while a cutting tool, normally a single-point tool, is fed into it along its periphery or across its end or face. Takes the form of straight turning (cutting along the periphery of the workpiece); taper turning (creating a taper); step turning (turning different-size diameters on the same work); chamfering (beveling an edge or shoulder); facing (cutting on an end); turning threads (usually external but can be internal); roughing (high-volume metal removal); and finishing (final light cuts). Performed on lathes, turning centers, chucking machines, automatic screw machines and similar machines.